Tag Archives: Vanity

I Will Fear No Evil (Psalm 23:4)

I realize that I have been off on a “bunny trail” of sorts, straying from the 2nd Psalm a bit, but there is a very good reason for this. I hope to lay the foundation for what is coming next … Continue reading

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A Worthy Foundation (1Cor 3:11)

One of the things that had me pondering vanity this year was the number of friends and relatives that I hold dear who have been having a hard look at their own mortality. So far, though many have been gravely … Continue reading

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A Kingdom Within You. (Psalm 2:6)

When I was a boy I would ride across Lake Michigan on the car ferries. One of my friends and I would cross over for the 6 hour trip to Wisconsin and return. Since both of us had relatives who … Continue reading

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Two Gardens, Two Tree’s (Luke 22:42)

I had an experience this week that put me in mind of Jesus’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane, a sleepless night where I needed to decide to lay aside a burden and let my reputation take a blow without … Continue reading

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Frank Peretti, “God’s Way or My Way”

Frank Peretti has a lot to say on the subject of vanity in this pair of lectures from the late 1980’s. I listened to them years ago and even though they are a bit dated in their subject matter they … Continue reading

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Waves on the Water (Psalm 2:5)

Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. (Psa 2:5) Is God evil? In our society “wrath”, “vexing” and “sore displeasure” are words reserved to cruel tyrants not loving gods. Would a … Continue reading

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Peace that Transcends Understanding (Psalm 2:4)

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. (Psa 2:4) One of the traps of talking about “them” is that it is easy to fall into fear and despair. Who can make war … Continue reading

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